Overall Rating Reporter - expired
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Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 25, 2013
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Universidad San Francisco de Quito
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter David Romo
Head of Ethnic Diversity
Ethnic Diversity
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:
No

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :
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Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :
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The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:
Yes

A brief description of the diversity office:

“Diversidad Etnica” has the objective to give support students who come from and indigenous, or afro-Ecuadorian background as well as other minorities, especially students who come from low income families. T. The diversity office ensures that ethnic groups that have traditionally been marginalized can access private undergraduate education. The program also gives support to the children of USFQ’s security and cleaning staff whom cannot afford full tuition. Diversidad Etnica also oversees the Galapago’s station of the University, which offers classes for the people who leave on the island.


The number of people employed in the diversity office:
3

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:
Yes

Diversity coordinator’s name:
David Romo

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Head of ethnic Diversity and Coordinator for the Biology and Cience department

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Diversity and Equity Coordination
Currently there are 3 people that work as full time staff at the office. Two of them identify themselves as ethnic minorities (Kitchwa from the Amazon and Otavalo). The head officer of the program is David Romo who started the program in 1995. His job is to ensure not only that students of ethnic backgrounds complete their individual programs of study, but also to monitor their transition from their homes to the capital city and adapt to a new way of life. David also takes care of a revolving fund that manages scholarships and donations (the office charges no overhead for the management of this money). Additionally he is also head of the Tiputini Station, his role is to facilitate the relationships with ethnic groups that live around the station.


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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